Tony Pitale

Developer Fear

I loved Adam's post, I don't have time to not teach. It's the perfect length. It's straight to the point. And, I've had a very similar experience.

I Don't Have Time to be Afraid to Teach

Inspired by this, I wanted to share a thought, or sentiment, that I've had over the years: don't be afraid. Don't be afraid to teach, to share, or to guide. Someone, anyone.

One of a developer's greatest fears is to be seen as ignorant. But, for a long time, I was very afraid to share something I had learned, thinking that surely everyone else knew about it, and I would be found out for my ignorance.

As it turns out, there is always someone learning. Always someone who knows less than you do. So teach, share, and guide others. Do it through writing, speaking, or best of all: pairing with those nearest you.

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